drier

1 of 2

comparative of dry

drier

2 of 2

noun

dri·​er ˈdrī(-ə)r How to pronounce drier (audio)
variants or dryer
1
: something that extracts or absorbs moisture
2
: a substance that accelerates drying (as of oils, paints, and printing inks)
3
usually dryer : a device for drying

Word History

First Known Use

Noun

1528, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of drier was in 1528

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Cite this Entry

“Drier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drier. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

drier

1 of 2

comparative of dry

drier

2 of 2 noun
dri·​er
variants or dryer
1
: something that dries
2
: a substance used (as in paints or varnishes) to speed up drying
3
usually dryer : a device for drying something by heat or air

Medical Definition

drier

comparative of dry

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